Veterans take on training of SCA Fire Corps

In 2010, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the U.S. Forest Service organized a 90-day training program allowing veterans to explore careers that will help the transition back into civilian life easier. Such careers include wildfire containment where they learn about fire mitigation.

Veterans get involved with Fire Corps training. (Credit: SCA)

Veterans get involved with Fire Corps training. (Credit: SCA)

The program is called the Veterans Fire Corps, which was specifically designed for veterans interested in working in conservation-related fields and serves the Forest Service in an internship manner. A current VFC crew is operating in the area of Prescott, Arizona. Read more

The Student Conservation Association takes on State Parks

From California to Massachusetts, a group of ten high school student volunteers and two crew leaders set out this summer to restore sections of the Paulinskill Valley Trail in Sussex County’s Kittatinny Valley State Park that were heavily affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

In their efforts, volunteers were able to repaint bridges along the trail, remove overgrown vegetation and install informational kiosks in sections of the park. Read more

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